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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UFL chapter.

My name is Komal Junejo, and I am a sophomore here at the University of Florida.

Since it’s the beginning of a new year, a new semester and a new blog, I decided to center my first article around my resolutions for 2013. Two thousand thirteen: the year after “the end of the world,” so better make it a good one right?

This year I have a few goals, but the most important is to be happy and not let insignificant things or people bring me down. That’s standard. Other than that, my resolution list is anything but mainstream. In a world of keg stands, frat stars and yoga pants, I bring you a blog explaining ambitions, my struggles and my experiences as a Florida Gator.

1. Go to Gasparilla
If you know me at all, you know I have a crazy obsession over pirates. The annual pirate celebration in Tampa Bay (my hometown) is something I never miss. Of course the parade would be incomplete without my inflatable sword and pirate hat.

2. Celebrate my First Valentine’s Day
In my 19 years of life, I have never gotten to celebrate a Valentine’s Day. The little cards and homemade boxes in elementary school don’t count. People may say it’s a corporate holiday, but the hopeless romantic in me just wants to celebrate it. Plus, I finally have an amazing boyfriend to celebrate it with!

3. Snuggle with my New Puppy
That amazing boyfriend I was telling you about? He got me the perfect Christmas present. A precious baby Maltipoo weighing in at 2 pounds. I can’t wait to spend every day of this next year with him. Puppies are handful, but he is so worth it. I named him after my favorite Disney movie; his name is Abu like the little monkey from Aladdin.

4. Celebrate my Birthday with the Princesses 
I’m turning 20 this year, which means I have been alive for two decades. To me, that’s old. That being said, I want to go to the one place in the world where you can always be young… Disney World! Having a birthday dinner at Belle’s castle and then celebrating at Universal Studios’s City Walk sounds like an epic way celebrate.

5. Learn to Cook 
I can’t cook. Not only can I not cook, but something goes wrong every time I step inside the kitchen. Hopefully this year I can cook something without the kitchen going up in smoke… because I have done that.

6. Go to TVFU 
Each year, Teen Vogue holds fashion seminars for students. I got in last year but was unable to go because my flight was delayed. If I have the opportunity to go again, I am flying out of Tampa not Gainesville.

7. Land a Magazine or Make-a-Wish Foundation Internship 
I aspire to eventually work for a fashion magazine such as Teen Vogue or Cosmopolitan. Being able to intern at one of those magazines would be a dream. The Make-a-Wish Foundation is also somewhere I have always wanted to work. Being able to help children see their wishes come true would be one of the most fulfilling things I could ever do.

8. Travel with my Boyfriend 
I don’t have many things on my bucket list, but one of them is to travel somewhere new with someone I love.

9. Run around Campus Every Morning 
Running is something I’ve been trying to get back into. It’s a great work out, but more importantly, it helps me clear my mind. Plus, UF’s campus at dawn is pretty gorgeous.

10. Visit Chicago 
Chi-town is my town. The one place in the world where I would love to spend the rest of my life. Visiting might give me a little more motivation to get there in the future.

11. Plan a Fundraiser 
I’ve been volunteering at Shriner’s Hospital for several years now. By the end of this year, I want to organize a fundraiser benefitting the children’s hospital. I’m thinking of planning a fashion show, date auction, or something like that.

12. Dress Up “Yogas” 
The outfits I wear on campus usually involve yoga pants and a sweatshirt. This year, I want to incorporate the rest of the clothes in my closet into my daily wardrobe.

In this blog, I am going to give you an inside look at my semester and what is going on in my personal life. My posts will include OOTD (outfits of the day), DIY make-up tutorials, information on recent purchases, my opinions on specific fashion brands, and updates on content in popular magazines. I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy writing it.

Cara oversees Her Campus Media's community department and serves as strategic lead for the expansion, development and management of all HCM communities, including the Her Campus Chapter Network, InfluenceHer Collective, College Fashionista, Spoon University, Campus Trendsetters, alumni and high school. She works closely with company leadership to develop new community-related sales offerings and the Integrated Marketing team to support all community-focused client marketing programs from end to end. Cara has experience working with high-profile talent, such as Jessica Alba, Andrew Yang, Amber Tamblyn, Aja Naomi King, Troian Bellisario, Jessica Marie Garcia, Nico Tortorella, Nastia Liukin, Rebecca Minkoff, Cecile Richards and Samantha Power, as well as brands like Coca-Cola, L'Oréal Paris, The New York Times, HBO, Uber, H&M and more. Having been a part of the HC family since 2011, Cara served as Campus Correspondent of the HC chapter at the University of Florida where she studied journalism, women’s studies and leadership. A New Yorker turned Floridian, Cara has a Friends quote for any situation. You can usually find her with her friends and family at the beach, a concert or live sports event or binge-watching Grey's Anatomy or Sons of Anarchy. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @thecararose.